About your Search

20100101
20100131
STATION
MSNBC 274
FOXNEWS 16
CSPAN 9
WBAL (NBC) 8
CSPAN2 6
WRC 5
CNN 3
LANGUAGE
English 321
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 321 (some duplicates have been removed)
a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying no more business as usual in washington, d.c. >> you heard what the speaker said yesterday and what the majority leader said. we will find a way to push this over the line. it's that kind of arrogance that has the american people about ready to pull their hair out and throw every democrat out of here. >> the election in massachusetts for senator-elect brown was much about an election that rejected arrogance. much like david in his fight against goliath. >> wow. they seem to have their plan down. it's arrogance. arrogance was defeated in massachusetts yesterday. your take on what you learned yesterday. >> what i learn side what i learned to some degree november of 2008 and the two years i traveled the country with barack obama. that is that middle class people, hardworking people are being squeezed in many different ways. they have seen their jobs disappear and wages stagnant and expenses are growing and health care by the way has been growing exponentially. this is enormously aggravating when they look to washington and wall s
want to ask about the president -- the games that washington plays and this is just washington and it's -- there is still talking as if the president is not the head of the government, that almost 60% of americans think. i think it's higher than that. it's terribly dysfunctional. mark halperin, at some point isn't there a disconnect between the president that owns washington, d.c., lock, stock, and barrel and the president that talks about, oh, you people in washington, that's just the way that washington -- you -- every day, they do that every day. oh, you silly washington people. you know, the problem is that the people in washington -- you washington people. >> i think that's a problem and i think there are two related problems. another one, they have played the washington game. they made a back room deal with the pharmaceutical industry. been involved with the dirt of the legislative process, and the other problem is, to some extent you have to play the washington game, and to some extent by turning their noses up at it, they've alienated a lot of washington. that may not be attra
concerns about what washington is doing to create jobs. >> so long as i have the privilege of serving as your president, i will not stop fighting for you. i'll take my lumps but i won't stop fighting to bring back jobs here. >> what does the president do now? how will he frame his agenda during next week's state of the union address? senior white house adviser valerie jarrett. then the republicans, massachusetts victory gives the minority party a shot in the arm, but does the gop stand for something more than opposition to the obama agenda. we'll ask senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. the political landscape and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
that there is a tremendous amount of jaundice about the system here in washington. and i think that's infected the view of health care bill whose come poebent parts the american people strongly support. so i -- i agree with what senator webb was saying there. >> would you take it component by component? that's what delahunt is saying. portability, second bill. break this thing down and it is too hard to explain as one massive bill. >> well, look, i think, first of all, there are going to be lots of conversations about how to proceed and all of these views will be taken into account. i'm sure that the decisions will be made. the viability of some of these parts absent of others i think would become a question but the -- bugger point here is that we have a lot of things to do. and they all have to be aimed at one thing which is to bring more economic security and to middle class families, middle class workers in this country. that's what people were saying yesterday. that's they said when they elected barack obama. they wanted us to come here and make the system work for them and not the special interest
washington correspondent, norah o'donnell in boston for us. norah, thanks. so what now? is the president's health care bill dead or just barely breathing? senior aides tell us this morning their best hope is the house passing the senate bill as is. nbc's mike viqueira is live in washington this morning. but, mike, that will not be easy. will the house go for that? >> reporter: savannah, i think they're going to have to fight the impulse here at the white house and democratic leadership on the hill. to fight this impulse into retrenchment into partisan dogma. this is, after all, an election year. and with many in the house of representatives, and remember the democratic caucus in the house is dominated by the liberal wing of that caucus. with many of them feeling that the problem here is we have d a disaffected our base, they are disenchanted. the impulse is going to be to go back to the left. they passed health care reform out of the house of representatives by two votes, by just two votes with the help of one republican from louisiana and one member from florida, democratic member robe
's chief washington correspondent john harwood. john, good to have you with us tonight. >> hey, ed. does mr. summers feel confident in trying to get this country back on financial track? >> well, look. i think the economic team and the administration understood when they enacted the stimulus plan early next year that it was going to take a while for the employment situation to turn around. the jobs are a lagging indicator. it surprised everybody i think how quickly unemployment has risen to 12%. that's a difficult situation for democrats. it doesn't necessarily they've taken an incorrect course. in fact, i think the economic team is taking the course that the president wants. the bank initiative was not larry summers idea or the secretary treasurer's idea. >> what do you think that that means, john? >> paul volcker heads an advisory board. the economic team did not feel it was necessary last year and increasing the obvious. and we started seeing that and needed to eventually tim geithner and larry summers went with that program and of course the election in massachusetts dra dram mat sized.
that be. >> come out against the washington establishment. come out for taxing the banks. for regulating banks. come out against wall street and the establishment in washington and new york. that's the mistakes he has made in the first year is that he came in with health care and it's the inside deal, the washington deal, the $100 million to nebraska, the louisiana purchase. all these deals that he had to cut to pass health care just made it look like he became part of washington. >> bill: that's interesting. so he has got to get back to change you can believe in and i'm a new guy and i'm not like them. >> absolutely. >> bill: in order to make that resonate with people who are watching, you have got to be very specific and you can't just be general. you have got to go in and you have got to say look, here is this, and i'm going to do that. you know, what do you make an example of. >> he is doing that with the freeze. you know, it may be a small part of the budget, but it's a signal to the american people that he is actually taking action immediately. >> bill: he has already done the free
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
, it's not a reset, it's not a shake up, washington, calm down. and you know they were working the phones all weekend at the white house to make sure that ben bernanke is reconfirmed as federal reserve chair. aides tell us they're confident now they have weathered the storm at this point. >> they needed the weekend badly. if that vote was friday, i don't know if bernanke would have gotten confirmed. >> so much about the anger about the lingering crisis in the economy has been directed as bernanke. it looked as if for a moment that the confirmation was in jeopardy. >> that's a huge worry for the white house. top aides fear that a rejection of bernanke would send the markets into chaos. judd gregg serves on the banking committee. he supports bernanke and is playing point. senator gregg, is it fair to say that friday was bernanke's worst day in the senate and things after the weekend have calmed down? >> i don't know. i think there was a bit of exaggeration. these type of stories take on their own energy out there. my view is that chairman bernanke's always had a pretty solid vote
of people in need. we'll cover that at the top of the newscast. with us in washington, d.c., pat buchanan, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for t
with their left leaning views. americans say they want less government, but is one big paper in washington keeping that a secret? is this who we think it is? how does the national inquirer get these pictures? >> hold up, hold up, hold it, ho hold. >> jon: after a year with president obama has his relationship with the press taken a turn? >> no, no, old on, hold on, hold on. >> jon: on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller, syndicated columnist cal thomas, jim pinkerton, fellow new american foundation and news day columnist. and i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> my assessment of not just about massachusetts, but the mood around the country, you know, the same thing that swept scott brown in office, swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> jon: president obama's reaction there on wednesday to a big democratic loss the night before, losing former senator kennedy's senate seat to republican scott brown, making big headline
from the plains all the way to the potomac. washington, d.c. is dealing with 12 inches of snow today. it also has very cold temperatures. the highs are expected to be just around 30 degrees, if not less. increasing concern for d.c. and other areas about clean-up after the storm treating the black ice on the slippery roadways. the snow and ice is expected to linger until monday in memphis. the rough wintry weather was too much for this tree. the ice formed on the branches. that gave way and crashed on to a house. no one was jerd. >>> 10 to 14 inches of snow fell across virginia. dominion says they've restored power to all but a few hundred customers. good news because some really cold air is about to settle in. >>> carl parker joins me now from the weather channel in atlanta. >> good morning, alex. we've got a very chilly picture. this is the current snow cover across the country. about three-quarters of the country now seeing some snow on the ground. a lot of snow here in parts of the west. there's that stripe from the latest storm that occurred in the mid-south and eventually the so
votes on the order of what we saw back in 1994. so a lot going on here in washington on the political side, alex. unfortunately for those who want to see things done in washington, legislatively, what this bodes for that is poorly because you're going to see a lot of political posturing, a lot of votes in congress to sort of set people up, make them take tough votes heading into the november election. that does not speak well to the possibility of legislative accomplishments. >> i'm just going to make one thing clear, you slip of the tongue mentioned the president had gone shirtless and you meant tieless, i know that. feisty, i'm like okay, well that would be feisty. but let's go quick and look at the president's week ahead. preview that for us. >> sure. wednesday night, the big state of the union speech. a lot of people will be happy to know it's not the following wednesday night when the preview of a certain popular television show or first episode of a you popular television show is due to air. it's going to be on the 27th. we expect that he will strike the same populace themes tha
. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm david shuster live in washington, and we're going to begin this hour with some breaking news out of baghdad. iraq's capital city has been rocked today by three separate bomb blasts striking near three hotels. at least 31 people were killed and at least one of the hotels targeted was popular with western journalists. martin truval joins us on the phone. martin, what have you seen this morning? what was the scene? >> david, a series of defs taking attacks. hotels were blown up first. the second the babylon hotel just south of the u.s. embassy across the river and thirdly came the hotel home to us all for a long time. it started with gunmen shooting at the hotel and shooting at the guards. the guards have the hotel -- are fighting in retreat. they took up defensive positions. as they did that, the military just got out of the car, which was a white security van with a red flashing light on the roof, hoping to get to the hotel, drove inside and detonated. and the carnage is horrific. but all four hotels are destroyed. >> from my own experience, ma h marti
.e.a.l.s. good afternoon, everybody. good afternoon, tamron. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> hey, david. good afternoon. i'm tamron hall live in new york. we begin with breaking news. less than an hour ago the brother of nancy kerrigan pleaded not guilty to assault charges. their father died over the weekend after what prosecutors describe as a struggle with his son. mark kerrigan did not speak during the hearing. as you can see there he put his head down and wept. whd reporter is in woburn, massachusetts, with more on this. what else do we know about the alleged argument. >> it's in these police reports we learned it was brenda kerrigan, mother of nancy who called police and let them know her husband and son were pushing and shoving, when he femme and later died. mark kerrigan, brother of nancy kerrigan is brought to district court. he's charged with assault and battery after allegedly fighting with his 70-year-old father daniel inside the family's home. police and paramedics arrived they found daniel kerrigan on his back unconscious. emts tried to revive him but he later died at the h
is on the wrong track. 81% say that the u.s. is heading in the wrong direction. this according to a "washington post"/kaiser harvard poll. good morning. good to see you, ed. >> good to see you. >> we have "the washington post" which notes in the '08 election, president obama won decisively among voters. what changed? >> he remains pretty popular with folks who showed up to vote. they have real issues with his health care plan. the meetings and negotiations that were held between the two houses of congress have been closed. there isn't bipartisanship and a lot of concern about cost. this in a state which has essentially a universal health care plan. they have big issues with how washington is handling the current health care debate. >> voters said their top issues were health care reform. the efforts in washington. the economy, the jobs, and the way washington is working. it was among the top things on the list they weren't happy with. washington workings, why don't they like it? >> i think for all of the reasons i've seen. they play out in the last few months. again, you can't get a deal done.
"reality check" not just for the democrats but everyone working in washington, d.c. if this doesn't make it obvious, i don't know what will. if you let the special interests write your legislation for you the voters are going to throw you out of office. case in point. as we all watched the extraction of any actual reform from the helicopter bill, person pechuation of the monopoly, no portability, no choice. the insurance monopoly represented by their stocks reaped the rewards of a government that was not only going to not reform the system but mandate everybody buy their health insurance into an unreformed monopoly. they call that freedom? i don't think so. and the cherry on top, president obama's deal with the unions exempting members from the so-called cadillac tax on the highest priced plans. only exempting union members i might add. guess who shoulders the additional burden as we perpetuate a legacy and system that forces people to buy into the insurance mo nop loy that exempts the union from special interest. everyone else in america who pays too much for health care while receiving
of power in 2010. >> one of washington's most influential columnists is demanding the white house social secretary, the obamas' close friend, be fired. >> google shags up the mobile phone market. a new smart phone that could pose a threat to the popular iphone. all that plus how to stay occupied during those really long delays caused by airport security. ♪ >>> t >>> "the big picture" starts right now. good afternoon. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> i'm tamron hall live in new york. we have breaking news this hour out of california. meadows field airport, bakersfield, california, it is about to reopen at this hour after being temporarily shut down when two tsa baggage screeners were overcome by fumes emitted from a checked bag. joining us on the phone is misty reid, a reporter. misty, what else can you tell bus this bag? as i said already, they are reopening the airport sit self. >> reporter: i can tell you that there were earlier media reports locally that the substance found may have been tnt. but we haven't confirmed that yet. i know that they are about to reopen it and the
, everybody, happy new year, tamron. i'm live in washington. >> good to see you. i'm tamron hall live in new york. big picture at this hour, counter-terrorism officials have now added dozens of people onto that terror watch list and no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. more than 500,000 names are currently in the database as nbc news first reported, the government checked thousands of names in the system after the christmas day bombing attempt aboard a detroit-bound northwest airlines jet. attempted bombing suspect umar abdulmutallab was in the data, but key point not on the no-fly list. >>> new rules went into effect for travelers flying to the united states from overseas. all passengers from or traveling through 14 countries considered high-risk are to receive full body patdowns and have their carry-on luggage opened and inspected. let's bring in tom costello. the new rules took into effect today. you were detailing how intense the security was, even yourself patted down head to toe. >> i was coming in from brussels, not on the list of countrie
of our pollsters put it, the message is "we hate what's going on in washington." chuck todd joins us at the top of the show. >>> plus, i love this story -- watergate. federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly attempting to wiretap the offices of democratic senator mary landrieu. the leader of those arrested, james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for imitating a pimp at various a.c.o.r.n. offices. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator landrieu, a moderate democratic lawmaker. they had represented themselves as telephone repairmen. is this the equivalent of a third rate burglary or the start of something big? >>> also, how vulnerable is senator john mccain to a challenge from the right? former congressman and radio talk show host j.d. hayworth calls mccain a moderate -- that's a bad word by him. and he's going for that seat. he'll be here on "hardball." >>> john mccain isn't the only republican in trouble. will the thunder o
'll take on the road to florida today. >>> but is washington ready to change? we'll ask house republican whip eric cantor. he'll be with us live in studio. >>> it's yan 28th, 2010. let's get right to the rundown. the speech was an economic speech, chuck. less than ten minutes spent on foreign policy. it seemed to be written for the great middle independents. >> absolutely. let's go through the policy. on jobs the president called on the senate to pass a jobs bill pretty quickly with tax breaks for small businesses. on the deficit, that three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending. on education. a proposal to boost spending by as much as $4 billion. and then the president of course called on congress to repeal "don't ask don't tell." but not a lot of policy. that wasn't a policy speech. >> it really wasn't. i think that's probably typical of states of the union. it is a lot of theater. there was some suspense about whether he would use that age-old formulation, "the state of the union is strong." here's how he handled it. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do no
today, mr. brown heads to washington after his massachusetts upset. what some call the mass revolt. the nation's newest senator makes the rounds on capitol hill. >>> california dreamin. maybe not now. days of rain force cliff sides to give way. look at those shots. they are forcing hundreds of evacuations. is there any relief ahead? >>> ott also on the same day the president poses new restrictions on banks, billions in profits. those details are ahead. you're watching msnbc. anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: ...you can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: ...call emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: it's so easy, a caveman can do it. caveman: unbelievable... caveman: where's my coat? it was suede with the fringe. vo: download the glovebox app free at geico.com. >>> downtown scotty brown. that's what they called him when he played college basketball. today he's heading from boston to the capital where he's been meeting with some
. >> a lot of democrats in washington wished she were the candidate and not martha coakley. the wild card today, the weather. the snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast for most of massachusetts today. let's bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins to tell us exactly what the forecast is going to look like when folks come home from work today as well and decide if they have time to vote. >> this is going to be interesting, how it affects the actual election voting and turn out today. we have light snow covering most of the state. the worst of it today will be interstate 90 northwards. this is a look at interstate 90 and route 3 right now. we're already looking at heavy traffic. roads are, for the most part, wet, but you can see, it's not a pretty day out there in much of the bay state. the forecast does call for temperatures to go above freezing. the roads should be okay. we're calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow north of the turnpike. kind of the bottom line is people, it's going to take longer to get to work today. it's also going to take longer to get home. that's a little extr
for washington. what will the president say tonight to turn it around? it's january 27th, 2007. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start at the white house. the president doing thiwhat he often does before a big speech. staying up work to late on it. >> we know this is going to be about 60 minutes long with applause. expected to be heavy on economic themes. all about jobs, jobs, jobs. >> one of the speeches that they drew from was a speech he gave in april of 2009. that speech that was actually widely praised on how he laid out sort of his economic program. and i think that this is almost, by using that speech, it's a tacit acknowledgement that they didn't spend enough time telling the american people their store about the economy. and i think that's what they viewed tonight as an opportunity. >> which brings us to our next topic, health care. we're told it's going to be a strong pitch for health care, but what it won't do is lay out the way forward. why? because they frankly don't know. >> and then there will be the tone of this thing. which probably will get overanalyzed. i thi
>>> good morning. i'm tamron hall. president obama will land in washington to respond to the botched attack of a u.s. airliner as u.s. and british embassies in yemen remain closed for a second day. and airports across the globe, those traveling to the u.s. are facing heightened security and that now means patdowns and full body scans for anyone traveling from or through countries considered high risk. but closer to home a security breach is raising more questions about our nation's airport security. this happening at newark airport. this time an entire terminal is shut down. thousands of passengers forced to be rescreened and, get this, the unidentified man who set it off, well, that person is still missing. plus, an arctic blast puts a deep freeze on most of the nation as temperatures plunge to record lows from florida to the great plains. and developing right now the world's tallest building is officially open for business. we're bringing you live pictures from dubai where the grand inauguration is under way. and we have a lot of great shots including all the people
on "andrea mitchell reports," game change, the hot new book making waves in washington even before it hits stores. today on "the daily rundown," white house chief of staff rahm emanual explaining why the president accepted harry reid's apology for racially insensitive remarks. >> he knows harry reid. he trusts harry reid and harry reid has absolutely the confidence of the president and the rest of the democratic caucus. >> critics still want reid to resign, republican critics, we should say, resign as majority leader. >>> comments on reopening the national conversation about race. >> i don't understand what's demeaning. i've talked to any number of black elected officials over the years, reporting on this book. and all of them have been called worse, including barack obama. >> an apology to america. he has insulted a great number of persons. >> other juicy book notes? candidate obama's frustration with joe biden. sarah palin's divine inspiration and a bo dice-ripping screaming match between john and elizabeth edwards. and, of course, hillary clinton's reality check to barack obama on her h
as a polling call for this election. it originated from a washington, d.c., area code. they repeatedly tried calling the phone number today, identified as the source of that b bamboozling call. there have been sporadic reports of ballot irregularities today. a handful of voters report being given ballots already filled in. yes, it has been a weird day here in massachusetts. and honestly, a weird culmination to a really important senate race. as is usually the case in special elections, voter turnout is the key tonight. the high voter turnout, especially in urban areas would benefit martha coakley. the turnout in boston appeared to be high earlier in the day. tonight then, a democratic operative told the washington post "boston turned out numbers not good for coakley." but as much of these things often are, before we get the hard numbers, there was conflicting information. the secretary of state's office released information saying the actual turnout numbers in boston as of 3:00 p.m. were roughly on par for the 2006 election. that's a big deal, because in 2006 that was a real election. not th
saying farewell to conan on the "tonight show." >>> now back to the big story in washington. how are democrats going to get health care done in nbc's mike viqueira joins us now. there are all sorts of theories to the case. one theory i'm hearing right now, they don't have a working theory. mike, what can you tell us? >> reporter: chuck, they say that politics is the art of the possible. if that's true, nancy pelosi and president obama, it is time for them to paint their masterpiece because this does not look good. they met yesterday in nancy pelosi's office, the democratic leadership of the house. meeting again this morning. they still do not have a solution. one thing that's clear, the option of taking the senate bill, as if it wasn't already obvious by now, and simply passing it in the house, the votes are not there for nancy pelosi. people in the middle upset. conservatives within the democratic caucus upset. of course liberals are upset. they don't want a accept a senate bill with no public option. a lot of the other compromises that were made that they believe have cost demo
. and now facing multiple terror investigations back here in washington. so, what went wrong? who will be held accountable, if anyone? >>> and just moments ago, secretary of state hillary clinton with her first comments about the aborted christmas day airplane bombing and the threat in yemen. >> the situation in yemen is a top concern. how can we work together and with others to stabilize yemen, assist in securing its borders and providing for its people in combatting al qaeda. the instability in yemen is a threat to regional stability, and even global stability. >>> the fallout for air travelers. new rules, new delays. and a false alarm at newark international caused them grief overnight. >>> this hour homeland security and intelligence expert congresswoman jain harman, plus eleanor hill, the staff director from the 9/11 investigation. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams and nbc terrorism analyst michael sheehan and roger cressey. and counter terror chief john brennan takes on criticism from former vice president dick cheney. >> i'm very disappointed in the vice presiden
the massachusetts election people in washington were all in a tizzy. trying to figure out what this means for health reform. republicans and democrats. what does it mean for obama. is he weakened, is he -- how is he going to survive this. but i want you to understand, this is not about me. [ applause ] this is not about me. this is about you. i know there are some folks who think, you know, if obama loses, we win. but you know what? i think that i win when you win. >> wow. chuck todd, let me ask you about that. this president is an incumbent president, runs the government, heads the state. he is now acting like he's running for president. can he turn around and ride that surf board of public anger in the direction he wants to go? or is he simply back pedaling if he gets on there and has to pretend he's a critic of government when in fact he's leading it? will it work, will it be good politics, but more importantly will it work? will it get done by posturing as a critic of the way things are? >> well, look, it's clear what they decided they believe the message out of tuesday was
if it is the president or washington, d.c. and barack obama was not enough to deal with an otherwise broken system. joining us stephen boukadis and greg west. i've only got a second. greg, if there is one thing we can answer your question, my question is where is the beef? if the president was going to show you where the beef is how would he show you the beef? >> he would show me, i work with small and mid size businesses. they need clarity on what is happening with taxes, with health care and they need access to capital. if he could answer the question of so what after his speech that would be a fantastic speech for me. >> and stephen same question. where is the beef? >> sure. well, i would say the beef is sticking to his independence, staying away from the two-party political system. he engaged in partyism. he was independent and we would like to keep him independent and have him attend to our needs. >> gentlemen, enjoy the speech. we know he can give a heck of a speak. we are wondering if he can change washington, d.c. or update this country. i appreciate your time. that does it for us. i'm dyl
knows it. there's some weird tension in the hallways. "morning joe" live from washington starts right now. ♪ ♪ oh you're the best friend >> harry reid is a friend of mine. he has been a stalwart champion of voting rights, civil rights. this is a good man who has always been on the right side of history. for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to try to make hay out of that makes absolutely no sense. >> okay. >> that makes no sense at all. nothing to see here because people talk that way all the time. if republicans talk that way, i am just dead certain he'd say the same exact thing. >> the president is saying move on. it was about him. i think he can chime in. welcome, everyone, to "morning joe." >> i'll buy that. >> you will? >> no. no. you know what, though? he needs to pass health care. >> and move on? >> that's very important. so they'll pass health care, then perhaps harry will be asked to go back to searchlight, nevada, or wherever he's from. >> well, we'll see how his election goes. it is tus, january 12th. and on the set with us to
's on the table in washington. because of the lack of -- and, again, it's not because of the lack of voter in at the ele er . it is because it hadn't been explained adequately enough when people are more worried about their ticket, their job. >> and i was moved by the fact that scott brown mentioned teddy kennedy. i knew at the same time that he would be upsetting some of the people in his base that voted against teddy kennedy every opportunity they had, and it just struck me that tonight, or last night he was riding high, just like barack obama was a year ago this is where it gets tough for a republican in massachusetts. just like it got tough for barack obama, just like scott brown, he was an agent of change. >> you know, before we go to this. your take on that is really interesting. my take was similar to your take. listen to scott brown listen to teddy kennedy. what's going through my mind is scott brown spoke more at length and more glowingly of ted kennedy than martha coakley did on the stump during her campaign. >> your right. >> unbelievable. >> and last night, very telling that th
and the potential for an historic upset. msnbc chief washington correspondent norah o'donnell in boston this morning, better known as the cheers bar. you look a lot warmer this morning, norah. give us a sense of -- polls open in an hour. what do things look like now? >> reporter: well, democrats are bracing for a devastating defeat that could hand the republican party 41 votes in the senate and perhaps kill barack obama's health care reform. so they are worried. they are trying to do everything they can at the last moment to try and pull out this race with a get-out-the-vote operation with all the democratic mayors and local polls trying to sort of get out the vote this very -- you know, today when the polls open at 7:00, they close at 8:00 tonight. it's going to be tough. there's already finger pointing about what went wrong during this campaign, whether martha coakley was a bad candidate, whether democrats were asleep at the wheel, whether they didn't recognize the anger and anxiety out there in this country, or that scott brown was a good candidate who was running a stealth campaign with a couple
of snow from washington, d.c. as we look at the white house where there is a steady snow falling. washington, d.c. was just upgraded to a winter storm warning. areas of virginia could see anywhere from eight to 12 inches of snow and of course snow, sleet and ice left two thirds of the country in a deep freeze. winter storm warnings from eastern tennessee to virginia. let's get the latest on the storm developments from nbc's meteorologist ginger zee who's taking the storm for us. it's been busy. good morning. >> it's been a busy three days with this storm. it started in texas. oklahoma felt it. they have power outages there. as you mentioned, winter storm warnings exist in virginia and north carolina. just slightly west from that region. so you can see the coral color. that's where the worst of the storm will be today. now, it is moving quickly. that's good news. you can see here the snowy end in virginia and north now. it's mostly got an eastern track. there is a high pressure system above it that's blocking it out from areas like boston and new york. now, it's going to leave nit
thing seem in washington and they want to know aside from government programs, to get the economy moving, i'm going to listen very carefully about the small businesses. so many are ready to grow but can't get credit. we've got to figure out a way to figure out how to get through the rough patch and begin jobs. >> let me ask you about health care before we get on to jobs again. it seems to me that the president and his people have failed to get republicans to join the democrats in getting through something like a centerist health care plan. three are afraid to join you without ten. they want the cover of a large group. they want safety in large numbers. what can he possibly do in the next couple of weeks to get the republicans to join him in numbers so they can get the core of his health care plan enacted? >> i think he needs to expose to a lot more republicans about what is going on. most people in american think that they've been shut out of the process. there were hundreds of american amendments in the bills that we considered but americans thought that they had been shut out of the pr
a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying, no more business as usual in washington, d.c. the american people have spoken. the people of massachusetts have spoken for the rest of america. >> people of massachusetts have spoken for the rest of -- just like the people of new york 23 spoke for the rest of america when they put a democrat in that house seat for the first time since the civil war, right? remember how that was for all of america, back in november? yeah. extrapolation fail. democratic congressman barney frank made headlines last night with a statement that essentially declared health care reform dead in the wake of scott brown's election win in massachusetts. today, congressman frank reversed himself, saying, "i have realized that my statement last night was more pessimistic than is called for. i was reacting, perhaps overreacting, to proposals i had heard from a variety of sources that we do things to facilitate the passage of a health care bill that would have sought in the short-term to neutralize yesterday's election. i continue to believe that it will be
in washington were both offering assurances they could find other ways to pass health care without their 60-vote supermajority in the senate and also writing its obituary. congressman anthony wiener saying you can make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead. but restorative measures under way. the white house pushing the congress to bypass the senate by having the house vote on the exact bill that already passed the senate instead of the compromise bill now worked on by congressional negotiators and send that to the president for his signature. house speaker nancy pelosi previously poured cold water on that option. this afternoon she suggested it would not be necessary, though she did not explain why. >> our eye is on the ball of passing legislation. in order to do that, we have to resolve some differences, establish some priorities, make some decisions. and that's what we're doing. whether -- whatever happens in massachusetts, we have to do that. and whatever happens in massachusetts, we will have quality, affordable health care for all americans, and it will be soon. >> earlier,
was already widening. >> what i'm asking you, if you're a democrat in washington, if you're david being a axelrod obama, harry reid, mitch mcconnell, give me one bit of advice that comes out of this poll, what happens here tonight? >> reconnect with your constituency internally and in congress. you have to reach across the aisle now and go true bipartisan to get laws enacted. >> thank you both. i learn from the regulars, from the real people. we'll be right back from doyle's cafe in boston. boston. boston. polls in massachusetts due to close in less than 40 minutes. you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. what's going on? we ordered a gift online and we really need to do something with it... i'm just not sure what... what is it? oh just return it. returning gifts is easier than ever with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. plus i can pick it up for free. perfect because we have to get that outta this house. c'mon, it's not that... gahh, oh yeah that's gotta go... priority mail flat rate shipping start
of data. >> it really is. anger at washington, the message this white house received out of massachusetts was that look, even in blue massachusetts, there's anger at how washington works. and if you look at our poll, what seems to be one way to interpret the poll is this. the public's not yet blaming barack obama for being part of the washington mess. however, they could start blaming him if he doesn't do what they believe they elected him to do which is to come here and change how this place works. they don't -- they are not confident yet that he's the right set of goals and policies. they have issues with him on the policy front. it doesn't seem he's doing enough. that sort of message. that's one of the things that this white house agrees with the public. they know that perceptionwise, doesn't like like they focus on the issue americans care about, jobs. doesn't look like there has been enough of change. it looks like they played within the system when the public thinks the system is broken. >> kelly o'don't the same message clearly that democrats and republicans are hearing on capitol
to keep a close eye on things now in washington. we have the president at the vermont avenue baptist church. we don't know exactly when he's taking to the podium because we don't have one of the church programs in front of us. nonetheless we know that he will be speaking to the congregation about the relief efforts from the united states and haiti as well as the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. ahead of tomorrow's national holiday celebrating him and his legacy. we're going to stay on top of this. when the president takes podium, we're still on it. when he gets there, we'll take you there, too. >>> also in a few minutes we'll look at the food being given to the people of haiti. will it be enough to sustain them? we're going to continue to bring you live reports throughout the day, into the evening tonight on the efforts to save the people of haiti. >>> let's look now at some of the other stories making news. first, from iraq, saddam hussein's cousin, the man known as chemical ali, was convicted today of crimes against humanity. he will be hanged for a poison gas attack on a kurdi
are they making contingency plans? get this. one of the things they are talking about in washington, taking the senate bill, passing it as is in the house, which means it could go straight to the president's desk for signature and work out the details later. >> norah o'donnell. >> stay there, norah, we'll be getting back to you. i'm surprised. first of all, cliff from "cheers," but curt schilling, how do you get a yankees fan to boston? let's play martha coakley talking about -- head democrats say she's probably the most clueless -- this is a democrat. so, please, bloggers, put down the cheetos, don't attack me. democrats saying she is the most clueless candidate they have ever seen in their life. this is her talking about curt schilling, the yankee. >> the iconic figure, curt schilling. anybody who has suffered with the red sox. hold on -- hold on. one of the most iconic movements of the last century of the boston red sox is curt schilling's bloody sock. >> it's not like they are talking about coco crisp. they are talking about curt schilling. >> for those in new york who don't quite get i
"hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, obama visits the elephant house. president obama met with house republicans today in an extraordinary confrontation. carried live here on msnbc. it was an event the likes of which we have never seen. never seen ever, akin to the prime minister's question time over in great britain. the president took the republicans' questions up in baltimore and he did it with passion, precision and expertise. it reminded a lot of people why they voted for the guy in the first place. was history made today? a new precedent for, maybe just breaking the political gridlock in this city. >>> don't ask, don't tell, will that policy finally be changed? a man from pennsylvania has a unique experience of being a congressman and former navy admiral. he'll say why it's time to go. >>> we start with president obama and the remarkable meeting with house republicans up in baltimore. here's the president at the beginning of that event today. talking about the tone of washington, and specifically, the big fight over health care. he began by
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 321 (some duplicates have been removed)